Announcement of APRS mission

Dear BIRDS-4 team followers,

We would like to announce you about our APRS mission.

JG6YMX (Tsuru) APRS mission (145.825 MHz) will be active over Japan for the following schedules in UTC +9:

DateTime
2022-01-0921:27 – 21:38
2022-01-1220:14 – 20:25
2022-01-1519:01 – 19:11

Taking a photo of the South American Landmass

Dear BIRDS-4 team followers,

Starting the new year with a photo of the South American Landmass showing the Paraná River reflecting the sun.
This river is located south of Central South America and runs through Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina for some 4,880 kilometers.
Comenzando el nuevo año con una foto de la masa continental de América del Sur que muestra el río Paraná reflejando el sol.
Este río está ubicado al sur de América Central del Sur y atraviesa Brasil, Paraguay y Argentina por unos 4.880 kilómetros.
太陽を反射するパラナ川を捉えた南アメリカ大陸の写真で新年を始めます。
この川は中南米の南に位置し、ブラジル、パラグアイ、アルゼンチンを約4,880キロメートルにわたって流れています。

The South American Landmass

BIRDS-4 First Camera mission

Dear BIRDS-4 team followers,

The photo below shows one of the images taken by the camera mission during the actual deployment. Such a photo is unique because a part of the International Space Station (ISS) and the Earth is in one frame.

On March 14, 2021, the BIRDS-4 satellites were deployed from ISS.

More images shall be released in future posts.